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Published June 3, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Have you ever come home from a big trip out of town, looked around at all the daily chores you left behind and thought: “I need a vacation from my vacation.”


It’s for that reason, and so many others, that many families these days are opting to forgo a big summer excursion in favor of a more relaxed vacation at home. But just because you’re not packing your bags and draining your retirement fund to head out of state doesn’t mean you can’t take a quick break from your routine.

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Published June 3, 2015

METRO DETROIT — It may not be the sexiest topic when discussing a kitchen or bathroom remodel, but sinks have come a long way from function to fabulous.


Gone are the days when a divided sink was necessary. Multiple local experts agree that bigger is better when choosing a kitchen basin.

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Published June 2, 2015

Hours after public safety officers finished putting out a fire that decimated two popular Grosse Pointe Park businesses on Charlevoix Sunday night, a young girl visiting the site with her parents held her nose to ward off the acrid smell of charred building material.

The young couple and their daughters were among the many local residents who stopped by what used to be Sunrise Sunset Saloon, at 15222 Charlevoix, and the adjacent Rock n Ride, at 15230 Charlevoix, during the afternoon of June 1 to observe the damage and mourn the loss of a pair of businesses.

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Published June 1, 2015

If you’re getting ready for the long haul about a career in truck driving, a local truck driving school says businesses are welcoming new talent.

Mike Arrigo, executive administrative assistant at Class ‘A’ Training Center in Romeo, said the truck driving industry still has a heavy demand for hires.  He said an entry-level truck driving position often gives employees a salary between $40,000 and $60,000, and wages may climb depending on experience and the number of routes.

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Published May 28, 2015

GROSSE POINTE CITY — In keeping with a recent trend, the Village is welcoming another new business.

The Whiskey Six, a new restaurant and bar, will be moving into 646 St. Clair Ave., located in a portion of the space where the former ACE Hardware store once stood.

City Planner John Jackson, of McKenna Associates, praised the design of the building and said that this use is one “that’s encouraged” in the Village.

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Published May 28, 2015

FARMS — Residents can again get ready to eat, drink, be merry and raise money for charity.

The latest installment of Dabble in the Farms will take place from 6-10 p.m. May 30 on the Hill. It’s a craft tasting event that will feature beverages from local breweries, wineries and alcohol producers, along with music and popular food trucks. A portion of the funds will support Camp Casey, a nonprofit organization that offers horseback riding programs to children with cancer and their families.

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Published May 28, 2015

WOODS — Dragging red wagons, riding bikes, pushing strollers and walking dogs donned with red, white and blue handkerchiefs, Woods residents headed to Vernier and Mack for a longtime tradition in the city.

Little girls wearing stars and stripes dresses and red bows were scattered through the crowd, and many children and adults held American flags during the ceremony.

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Published May 27, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Residents with library cards can use them to get free passes to local attractions through the Michigan Activity Pass program that kicked off in May.


Sue Todd, librarian at the Eastpointe Memorial Library, said the program can help people gain free entry to attractions like the Michigan Military Technical & Historical Museum, Arts & Scraps, the Michigan Science Center and state parks.

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Published May 27, 2015

METRO DETROIT — With gorgeous summer weather finally here, many of us are itching to get out and enjoy the warm breeze and sunny skies while the season lasts.


According to the League of American Bicyclists, biking is something of a favorite pastime for Michiganders. The state placed 18th out of 50 for bicycle-friendly states, based on legislation and enforcement, policies and programs, infrastructure and funding, education and encouragement, and evaluation and planning.

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Published May 27, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Looking to create plush, peaceful outdoor spaces that also pop?


For The Great Outdoors program held at the Michigan Design Center May 14, interior designer Paul Feiten transformed the MDC’s lobby in Troy into virtual outdoor space that he said was inspired by a European veranda.

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Published May 26, 2015

The thrill of riding off road in a Jeep or truck might not have as many obstacles as some think.

Hollie Marlett, marketing assistant at Genesee County Parks, said The Mounds Off Road Vehicle Area in Mt. Morris Township is frequently used for off-road treks by Jeeps, trucks, ATVs and dirt bikes that fit under the umbrella of off-road vehicles, or ORVs.

She said the course is quite popular in the area and is one of the few larger areas with variety.

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Published May 24, 2015

METRO DETROIT  — While pizza is a favorite dish for many people, one local pizzeria has found a way to feed man’s best friend while at the same time helping other animals in need.

About a year ago, Buddy’s Pizza and the Michigan Humane Society teamed up to create a dog treat called Buddy Bones. The dog biscuits are made from leftover multigrain Buddy’s Pizza dough that otherwise would be tossed away.

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Published May 23, 2015

This weekend, it’s all about the music, with two local concerts that promise to entertain.

For those who prefer their music loud, raw and aggressive, get your eardrums prepped for the second annual “Get Into the Pit” Michigan metal festival at the Diesel Concert Lounge and Theatre in Chesterfield Township from May 29-30.

But if piano pop with some jazz and trumpet sounds is more your speed, Warren resident Marcello Rossi brings his original style of music May 31 to the American Polish Cultural Center in Troy.

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Published May 21, 2015

Furry friends who are going for a ride need to stay cool and buckled up just like other passengers, according to pet safety advocates.

Michigan Humane Society spokesman Ryan McTigue said the No. 1 thing that pet owners need to remember as the weather starts getting hot is to not take their animals with them on unnecessary trips.

“The best thing to do is leave them at home where they’re safe,” he said. “Temperatures can climb really high (in a car) even on a relatively cool day, even if you crack the window.”

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Published May 20, 2015

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — The annual Memorial Day commemoration in Grosse Pointe Woods is a big affair, one that draws large crowds that include veterans and their families.


“We have been honoring veterans for 33 years,” Historical Commission member Suzanne Kent said in an email.


More than 500 people attend the event each year, which is hosted by the Grosse Pointe Woods Historical Commission. This year’s event will be held at 10 a.m. May 25 at the Circle of Honor on Vernier at Mack.

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Published May 20, 2015

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — The Grosse Pointes might not seem like the most dangerous area for police officers to work, but the truth is that even a seemingly routine situation like a traffic stop or a call to a home can lead to a violent confrontation.


Public safety officers never know if the person they’re approaching could be armed and angry, or possibly dangerous due to mental illness or the use of drugs or alcohol.

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Published May 20, 2015

GROSSE POINTE CITY — Maybe if comic book superheroes and monsters had populated their textbooks, some art history students would have paid closer attention during class.

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Published May 20, 2015

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then Grosse Pointe South High School art student Melissa Brieden’s charcoal drawing “Spark of My Eye” serves as a window with a view.


Brieden’s piece depicts an eye with intricate, lifelike details. It earned her the first-place spot in the Artistic Discovery Contest, a contest sponsored by members of the U.S. House of Representatives. A winner from each district will have artwork displayed in the Cannon Tunnel, a walkway leading to the U.S. Capitol.

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Published May 20, 2015

METRO DETROIT — Sure, you had planned on stopping at the driving range before teeing off, perhaps turn that slice into a gentle fade.


But then you missed a turn on the way to the golf course, or the babysitter was late, and suddenly the tee time that you’ve looked forward to is now a race to the first tee box instead of a relaxing start to the weekend.

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Published May 15, 2015

METRO DETROIT — The Canadian joint review panel looking over a proposed nuclear waste site that would be less than a mile from Lake Huron recommended the project to Canada’s minister of the environment May 7 despite an outcry from communities on both sides of the border.

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